Re: New to Group and New to Genealogy
- Besides RootsWeb and GenForum
- http://RootsWeb.com - same as http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
- http://GenForum.com - same as http://genforum.genealogy.com/
the last is the bulletin boards at Genealogy.com
also check out U.S.GenWeb (according to state & county)
and the bulletin boards at Ancestry.com (which are free)
and you can't forget the HUGE resource of the LDS/Mormons at
and the grandmother of all genealogy lists is Cyndi's List
- Tom Knox
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jan Martin <janmartin5954@...> wrote:
> Rose another site that might be of help, that I have found lots of family and hints of places/names to look. rootsweb.com Genforum, I found lots of stuff too.
> I now work off of ancestry.com and have put my family tree on their website.
> Have met several relatives that I didn't know I had.
> Good luck on your search, it's sooooooo much fun.
> Jan Martin
> Sacramento, CA
--- In email@example.com, "Rose Lieberman" <lapis@...> wrote:
> Hello. My name is Rose, I'm 63, I live in rural upstate New York.
> I'd like to research my roots but I don't know how to begin, since the route doesn't promise to be without potholes.
> My father, who I did not know, may have been adopted. The only information I have about him is his date and place of death.
> My mother's side of things may be doable as far back as her grandmother and grandfather, but that's about it.
> I'm currently trying to get those dates and places of birth/death from one of my few living relatives. With the exception of my father, who's birth/place I do now know about, and my mother who was born in NJ, everyone else was born in southern Italy.
> So, in the event I can get these bits of info, how is it best to proceed?
- Rose one of the best ways to proceed is to collect what you do know
and post it on all the free sites where everyone will look first. Remember
there maybe someone else in a branch of your tree looking for you.
Remember to list those surnames and go back as far as you can because
it may link with someone else's information that you want.
Something like this happened to me. I spent endless hours searching.
I would find things now and then.One day I came across an 8 year old
posting of someone trying to help someone else out with what they had.
It did not help them but it did connect them to my Grandfathers brother.
They were his direct descendants and they were my unknown living cousins.
It was like discovering family that you never knew that you had.We shared
pictures and info and they have even been in our town once.
I also found 10 year old postings that seemed connected to my Mothers
side of the family. Unfortunately the email address were dead and no way
to reach those people(I think they were Verizon screen address).Still I
that they are out there and that one day I may find them again.
Remember the fun is in the hunt and the clues that are left behind for the
hunter to find you. I mean unknown family of course. ;-)
Posted by: "Rose Lieberman"
Hello. My name is Rose, Iâ€™m 63, I live in rural upstate New York.
Iâ€™d like to research my roots but I donâ€™t know how to begin, since
the route doesnâ€™t promise to be without potholes.
My father, who I did not know, may have been adopted. The only information
I have about him is his date and place of death.
My motherâ€™s side of things may be doable as far back as her grandmother
and grandfather, but thatâ€™s about it.
Iâ€™m currently trying to get those dates and places of birth/death from
one of my few living relatives. With the exception of my father, whoâ€™s
birth/place I do now know about, and my mother who was born in NJ, everyone
else was born in southern Italy.
So, in the event I can get these bits of info, how is it best to proceed?
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